Jeffrey M. Donofrio

Jeffrey M. Donofrio: Attorney with Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP
  • Managing Partner at Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP (4 Attorneys)
  • 127 Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 219, North Haven, CT 06473-1715
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  • Jeffrey M. Donofrio is the Managing Partner of Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP. An AV-rated, perennial SuperLawyer, Jeff's practice is focused on commercial litigation, construction law, municipal law and creditors' rights law.
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Biography

Town Attorney, Town of North Haven; Town Attorney, Town of Berlin; Consumer Affairs Officer, South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority; AV Rated (5.0 out of 5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell since receiving a rating in 2000; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Commercial Litigation and Construction Law); Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers; Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition (business litigation); 10.0 Rating by AVVO; Local Litigation Star, Benchmark.


Partial List of Seminars Presented:

Construction Law for Public Projects in Connecticut, 2015 (HalfMoon Education)

Construction Procurement Law in CT, 2015 (Public Purchasing Assoc. of CT)

Construction Law for Public Projects, 2015 (PPAC Annual Meeting)

"Construction Claims in Connecticut," August 2001 (Lorman Educational Services)

"Construction Management/Design Build in Connecticut," August 2003 and 2004 and December 2005 (Lorman)

"Insurance, Liens and Bonds in Connecticut," April 2005 (Lorman)

"Comprehensive Construction Law in Connecticut," October 2005 (Lorman)

"Insurance, Liens and Bonds in Connecticut," 2006 (Lorman)

"Getting Paid for Construction Work in Connecticut," June 2009 (National Business Institute)

"Construction Defects," May and September 2008 (NBI)

"Advanced Construction Law, Connecticut Construction Law: What Do You Do When?" and "Construction Payment Remedies in Connecticut," October 1997, April 1998, March 1999, September 1999, March 2000, March 2001, November 2001, and November 2002 (NBI)

Construction Law Fundamentals: Managing Project Risk, 2007 (NBI)

Construction Defect Claims, National Teleconference and Webcast, January 2008 and June 2008 (NBI)

Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects, 2007 (NBI)

"Special Proceedings and More," April 2011 (with The Honorable Angela Robinson) (New Haven County Bar Association)

"Special Proceedings and More," April 2005 (with The Honorable Patty Jenkins Pittman) (NHCBA)

"Mediation Tips and Pointers," March 2004 (with The Honorable Beverly Hodgson) (NHCBA)

"Everything You Need to Know About Real Property Tax Appeals," 1994 (NHCBA)

"Foreclosures, the FDIC and the Financial Institution Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA)," March 1993 (with The Honorable Donald Celotto and Denis Caron) (NHCBA)

"Legal Sources on the Internet," March 2000 (NHCBA)

Y2k Problem Seminars, November 1998, February 1999, June 1999, and November 1999 (Connecticut Bar Association)

"Legal Sources on the Internet," January 2001, October 2001, and June 2002 (CBA)

"Practical and Affordable Technology in Connecticut's Courts: Today's Realities-Tomorrow's Visions," April 2003 (CBA)

Practice Management Tips for the New and Established Solo and Small Firm Practitioner," November 2009 (CBA)

"Using Computers to Avoid Malpractice," June 2004 (CBA)

"Dare to Go Digital," June 2011 (CBA, Annual Meeting)

Compliance with Post judgment and Prejudgment Remedies Laws (Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut)

State and Local Government Law (2012) (NBI)

Connecticut Construction Law (2014) (Half Moon)

School Construction Law in Connecticut: Safety and Security Developments (2014)

Construction Law for Connecticut Municipalities (2015) (Public Purchasing Officers Association)

Construction Contracts (2015) (Half Moon)

Publications:

Construction Law Update: Case Law & Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry (2015-2016). Connecticut Update, ABA Forum on Construction Law

Inside the Minds: Municipal Litigation (2013) (Aspatore Publishing)

Beware of the Delete Button, Construction Magazine, Fall 2010

Cybersmear If You Dare... But Be Prepared to Pay, Connecticut Lawyer, November, 2007

Eat Your Vegetables, Connecticut Lawyer, August, 2007

Hiring Construction Managers Easier Said than Done, Connecticut Law Tribune, December, 2006

Tools of the Trade for the 21st Century Litigator, Connecticut Lawyer, March, 2003

How to Improve Odds of a Successful Construction Project, Business New Haven, November, 2005

"Tools of the Trade for the 21st Century Litigator," Connecticut Lawyer, March 2003

"Legal Technology Review," Connecticut Law Tribune, March 2001

"Get the Bug Spray Ready: A Y2K Primer and Highlights of the Y2K Act," Connecticut Lawyer, October 1998 and October 1999

Litigation Counsel of America.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Municipal and Governmental Law
  • Tax Appeals
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Creditors Rights
  • Government Contracts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Boston College, B.A., 1987
Law School Attended:
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1990
Year of First admission:
1990
Admission:
1990,Connecticut;1991,U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut;1994,U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit;1995,U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Memberships:
New Haven County Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association (Member: Litigation and Construction Sections; Former Chairman, Legal Technology Committee; Executive Committee, Small Firm Practice Management Committee; Commercial Law Section); American Bar Association (Member: Business Law, Law Practice Management and Litigation Sections; Forum on the Construction Industry and Construction Litigation)
Birth Information:
Derby, Connecticut, January 18, 1965
ISLN:
901699747
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      Jeff is the best attorney that I have ever worked with. His comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of town government legal issues is impressive. His detail, work ethic a...

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      Jeff is the best attorney that I have ever worked with. His comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of town government legal issues is impressive. His detail, work ethic and quality of service is outstanding. He is the best that I have ever seen and is well liked and well respected by all. I would highly recommend Jeff to any company or municipality.

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      Attorney Donofrio has a very diverse knowledge of many facets of the law. He is very responsive, aggressive, respectful, and diligent in all his dealings. When a legal op...

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      Attorney Donofrio has a very diverse knowledge of many facets of the law. He is very responsive, aggressive, respectful, and diligent in all his dealings. When a legal opinion is needed he is a "go to" person for our company. His opinion is valued as is the firm.

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      Very practical and effective.

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